yve klein blue

Blue has no dimensions, it is beyond dimensions, whereas the other colours are not. They are pre-psychological expanses, red, for example, presupposing a site radiating heat…All colours arouse specific associative ideas, psychologically material or tangible, while blue suggests at most the sea and sky, and they, after all, are in actual, visible nature what is most abstract.
—  Yves Klein

Egyptian blue, also known as calcium copper silicate (CaCuSi4O10 or CaOCuO(SiO2)4), is a pigment used in Ancient Egypt for thousands of years. It is considered to be the first synthetic pigment. After the Roman era, Egyptian blue fell from use and the manner of its creation was forgotten.

The ancient Egyptians held the color blue in very high regard and were eager to present it on many media and in a variety of forms. […] Pharaohs consequently were devoted to the advancement of pigment technology.

Several experiments have been carried out by scientists and archaeologists interested in analyzing the composition of Egyptian blue and the techniques used to manufacture it.


——– blue would be the first synthetic pigment

Maison Margiela is honored to be featured in Vogue magazine’s September issue  #VogueForcesOfFashion. 

Model FeiFei Sun wears our AW15 ‘Artisanal’ hand-painted neoprene mesh dress-coat with an Yves Klein blue bonded silk cotton Obi - designed by John Galliano.. 

Photographed by David Sims, styled by Grace Coddington

Klein blue rabbit, model by Akira Yoshizawa.

Akira Yoshizawa was a Japanese artist. He is seen as the master who raised origami from a craft to a fine art. According to his own estimations, he created more than 50,000 artworks. In 1983, the emperor awarded him the Order of the Rising Sun, one of the highest honors bestowed in Japan.